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10 Beginner Mistakes Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

10 Mistakes Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

Installing vinyl plank flooring for the first time?  I’ve been there and it was a bit overwhelming honestly.  You have to figure out the layout, know the best way to cut around obstacles, and if you’re walls or floor aren’t level then forget it.  There are plenty of issues that can set your vinyl flooring install back.  But today I’ll show you 10 Beginner Mistakes and how you can avoid them!

Check out the video below and see a few of the tools and supplies I used to make installing vinyl plank flooring a lot easier!

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Here is what you’ll need for the project:

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10 Beginner Mistakes Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

  1. Fasteners Sticking Up on Floor
  2. Leaving Baseboards On (If you hate quarter round)
  3. Not Leveling the Floor
  4. Not Undercutting Door Jambs and Trim
  5. Ending Rows with Small Boards
  6. Thinking You Need Fancy Tools
  7. Not Planning for Bump Outs
  8. Laying Similar Planks Next to Each Other
  9. Putting Cuts on End of Boards
  10. Not Following Manufacturer Recommendations

Watch the video above to see examples of all these mistakes and how to avoid them.  If you want to see another project installing vinyl plank flooring you can see my Laundry Room Makeover where we installed vinyl flooring there.